Yasmin Ali, at The Architects' Journal, has put together a slideshow of some of the examples of wallpaper across the centuries that can now be found at the Whitworth Art Gallery. The gallery at The University of Manchester has put together an exhibition, Putting on the Glitz, which explores the desire to aspire to such visible wealth and luxury that people began incorporating precious metals into their wallcoverings. The Whitworth has selected amazing examples of wallcoverings dating back to the 18th century, and incorporating decorated leather, foils and metallic finishes, and jeweled patterns. Along with contemporary examples and new designs, this exhibition takes an interesting look at this home decor. If you can't make it to Manchester, take a look at some images on the Whitworth Gallery site and the article in the Architects' Journal.